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Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Breaks Record for Highest Sale in Newport Beach

Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Breaks Record for Highest Sale in Newport Beach Tim Smith, a Global Luxury Specialist with the Coldwell Banker Newport Beach office, recently closed the highest record sale ever in the Newport Harbor—The Duffy House for $35,008,000. The property sale broke the record after selling for more...

Newport’s Habitat: Big Canyon Abode

The von Blöms bring restaurateur ingenuity to their Newport Beach home. The 78 well-maintained estates, condos and townhomes of Big Canyon enjoy a sense of seclusion amid the liveliness of Newport Beach. Dynamic duo Marin and chef Noah von Blöm—owners of Arc Food & Libations, Arc Pizza House and The...

The Art of Waterwise Gardening

Making a few changes in your garden care can yield great benefits. Less time and water wasted means more time for enjoy your beautiful landscape. Water is critical throughout the life of a plant, but deciding when and how much water to provide each plant can be a bit...

Safely Manage Insects on Indoor Plants

Winter can be hard on gardeners and our indoor plants. Low light, shorter days and dry air stress our houseplants while helping insects thrive. Don’t despair if insects have moved in and your plants are struggling with yellow or speckled leaves. Instead, invest a bit of time and effort...

Light ‘em up Now for Better Garden Results

It’s time to break out the seeds and potting mix to start your garden plants indoors. It’s a great way to keep your green thumb in shape over winter. Plus, you’ll save money, increase your variety of plants and jump start the growing season when you start seeds under...

Ask the Expert: Holiday Safety Tips For Your Home

Decorating, shopping, traveling, even lighting a fire – all of these holiday related activities bring cheer at this time of year. However, they also bring hazards with them. With all of the hustle and bustle, it’s important not to overlook some of the dangers that exist for our homes....

Home Safety Tips During Holiday Travel

Mind the Front Door 34% of break-ins occur at the front door. Install a smart doorbell that routes to your phone, and use tools like two-way speakers to give visitors the impression someone is home. Also, install video cameras and view visitors on your phone, no matter where you are.   Re-route...

Tricks to Rein in Higher Utility Bills

Homeowners in warm climates are not necessarily immune to the winter blues.  Even slightly lower temperatures can lead to a higher utility bill if they’re not prepared. Simple household items, such as bubble wrap and a spray bottle, can be used to seal in warmth.  A candle or incense stick can...

Tips to Hold Off Holiday Thieves

As more people shop for deals and purchase gifts online this Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping season, front-porch package theft—perpetrated by “porch pirates”—is reported to be on the rise, too. A study revealed that 73% of Americans believe their porch is a safe place for package deliveries, according to research...

Ask the Expert: Flipsters – The Next Generation of Flippers

What, you may ask, is a flipster? This term cleverly combines the millennial group of hipsters with real estate house flippers. They are a phenomenon that is sweeping real estate markets across the country. According to the Daily Press, flipsters have found an opportunity to get into the real...